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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:26 PM
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Annan pushing for register of damage from West Bank fence
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"The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has initiated the establishment of an office that would be responsible for collecting data and testimonies on damages caused by the separation fence to Palestinians in the West Bank. The decision to push ahead with the creation of a "Register of Damage" is based on the 2004 recommendations of the International Court of Justice, which were presented to the General Assembly.

In a report released Saturday, Annan said that on the basis of the decisions of the General Assembly, accepting the court's recommendations, a "Register of Damage" would be set up in Vienna, and would be responsible to register damages to Palestinian homes, businesses and agricultural holdings caused by the "wall." The documentation will serve for possible future international adjudication."

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"Annan quotes from the International Court's recommendations in his report, noting that "Israel also has an obligation to compensate, in accordance with the applicable rules of international law, all natural or legal persons having suffered any form of material damage as a result of the wall's construction."

The Register of Damage is to be overseen by a three-member independent board, appointed by the secretary-general, and run by a small secretariat in Vienna, headed by an executive director, also appointed by the UN, the report noted."

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/780606.html
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:40 PM
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1. Until such time as the Palestinian side abandons its war of extermination against Israel,
Annan needs to put a sock in it. :boring:
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breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:20 PM
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2. So Israel is afraid of big bad words from a people with no physical
way to back them up?

That's a pretty weak argument. It's lucky for Israel that Hamas is kind enough to play into their hands.
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:40 PM
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3. Warlike words. Their intentions are quite bad.
They may not be disarmed forever.
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